5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Steinway Musical Instruments

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, musical instrument maker Steinway Musical Instruments (NYSE: LVB  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Steinway's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Steinway facts

Headquarters (founded) Waltham, Mass. (1993)
Market Cap $309.8 million
Industry Leisure products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $348.0 million
Management Chairman/CEO Michael Sweeney
CFO Dennis Hanson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 2.8%
Cash/Debt $40.5 million / $71.5 million
Competitors Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing
Kimball International
Yamaha

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 66 of the members who have rated Steinway believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star XMFConnor, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Steinway Musical Instruments has many of the attractive elements I look for in an investment: a dominant market position in its core business, solid downside protection, hidden asset value, smart and incentivized insiders, and several foreseeable catalysts all rolled into a small-cap, underfollowed stock. I believe this $25 stock is worth ~$47 (88% upside) and that there are several probable catalysts (as early as Q3 this year) that could drive the share price closer to my estimate of intrinsic value.

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